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Denny Creek Trail #1014

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (12)

A trail with stunning views at Lake Melakwa.


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

Point to Point

4,577' 1,395 m

High

2,290' 698 m

Low

2,362' 720 m

Up

146' 45 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

After crossing the creek, the trail starts a moderate ascent toward Hemlock Pass, passing a few waterfalls along the way. The route is steep as you alternate between talus and forest.

In the summer, you are likely to find wildflowers blooming in this section. Hemlock Pass tops out at 4,600 feet. The final stretch is a gentle descent to Melakwa Lake. Make your way around the left side of the lake to get to Upper Melakwa Lake.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can scramble up to the pass, though there is no maintained trail. It is a gentle climb up the talus slope to the obvious pass nestled between Chair and Kaleetan Peak. The views toward Snow Lake are phenomenal. Side note: Melakwa is Chinook for mosquito, so it's advisable to be prepared to encounter the pest along the way.

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Nessa Goldman

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 12 votes

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#329

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#7,750

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Photos

Enjoying the view down the Denny Creek drainage.
Sep 26, 2018 near Riverbend, WA
On the shores of Melakwa Lake, at the end of the Pratt River Trail.
Apr 11, 2019 near Riverbend, WA
Denny Creek cascades.
Sep 17, 2016 near Riverbend, WA
Denny Creek
Oct 6, 2020 near Riverbend, WA

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Aug 28, 2020
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Jul 25, 2020
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Jul 10, 2020
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Jan 18, 2020
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Oct 25, 2019
Dan Hanus
Late season hike w/ Nicky.
Sep 6, 2019
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Jul 27, 2019
Bryan Vanderipe
4mi
Jun 15, 2019
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